”There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon.” – John Krakauer
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and the Metropolitan City of Florence. This city is endowed with rich historical and cultural heritage. Located between Piedmont and the Coastal Regions of South Carolina, this is the largest city in the North-east part of South Carolina. The Arno River flows through this city. The township in Florence was initially established as a terminal for railroads. The city boasts of wonderful theatrical performances, Ballet Company, and many such art and heritage and simultaneously preserves the comfort of close-knit townships with parks and streets lined with trees. The hospitable nature of the people of the South and soothing beauty makes it a must-visit location for the tourists visiting Italy.
It is a city whose charm and splendid past have remained unaltered. At least, this is how the enchanting Tuscan capital appears – it continues to enchant, by means of its artistic masterpieces, colored marbles and architectural works that evoke the pomp and circumstance that it bore as the leading city that developed the art and culture dictums of the Renaissance.
The beating heart of Florence is Piazza del Duomo, with its monumental complex of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore surmounted by Brunelleschi’s majestic dome; the San Giovanni or St. John’s Baptistery, a magnificent example of the Florentine Romanesque; and Giotto’s Campanile or Bell Tower, a Florentine Gothic architectural master work.
The urban fabric of this small city, on the banks of the Arno river in northeastern Tuscany, has hardly changed since the Renaissance and its narrow cobbled streets are a cinematic feast of elegant 15th- and 16th-century palazzi (palaces), medieval candle-lit chapels, fresco-decorated churches, marble basilicas and world-class art museums brimming with paintings and sculptures by Botticelli, Michelangelo et al. Unsurprisingly, the entire city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Florence is one of the centers of Renaissance culture, and continues to be a center for international trade, culture and fashion as well. The city balances a rich and fascinating history with modern attractions and a cosmopolitan environment. From historical ruins, well-preserved churches, breathtaking architecture to the latest attractions, the city blend history with the electric current of modern times like no other. Whether you want hundred year old paintings or the freshest fashion off the runway, Florence has it all! The people here are friendly, and you’ll enjoy spending hours and hours of your holiday walking about its beautiful streets filled with a hundred different knick knacks, experiencing the kind attention of helpful locals to give you an amazing holiday experience.
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